On January 28th, 2016 the “Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015” was signed in to law. This law takes effect 180 days after the date of enactment which begins on July 26th, 2016. There are many states in the United States that have already imposed Child Resistant Cap restrictions. This is in reference to a Federal Law that was passed and goes in to effect July 26th, 2016.
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Liquid Nicotine is now treated as a product subject to the Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (15 U.S.C. 1472(a). The bill requires any nicotine provided in a liquid nicotine container sold, offered for sale, manufactured for sale, distributed in commerce, or imported into the United States to be packaged in accordance with the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC’s) standards and testing procedures for special packaging.
All E-Liquid packaging must meet the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 16:
We encourage all retail establishments that currently sell E-Liquid products to reach out to their suppliers to receive a copy of the General Certificate of Conformity (GCC) to prove that the enclosures are in Child Resistant Packaging that is compliant with CFR 16.1700.15 and CFR 16.1700.20. If you’re supplier is not familiar with what this is, please refer them to his link: http://www.cpsc.gov/GCC. There are specific test procedures to determine if a package meets the standard to be considered child resistant. The test includes testing with seniors and children. While the law does not go in to effect before July 26th, 2016, being proactive will allow you with the flexibility to determine if the bottles that you are selling are compliant. After July 26th, 2016 it is illegal to sell products that are non compliant and the CSPC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) has said they will be enforcing this law.
We created this quick summary of what changes are coming to bottles over the next two years. This is not set in stone and things may change in the near future.